Propane Safety Tips
As winter approaches, many homes will utilize propane for heating, cooking and other daily functions. Propane is a wonderful resource, but can be dangerous if not properly monitored. Here are a few tips to remember when dealing with propane leaks.
1. Avoid flames
Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames if you smell a leak. Refrain from operating lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire.
2. Evacuate the area
Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking.
3. Turn off the gas
Shut off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise).
4. Report all leaks
Call Trupointe from a safe place away from the leak. If you can't reach us, call 911 or your local fire department.
5. Stay out of the leak area
Wait until the proper authorities indicate that it is safe to re-enter the area.
6. Have your system checked
Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, a Trupointe service technician must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.